Distributed MPC for controlling mu-CHPs in a network

Gunn Larsen*, Sebastian Trip, Nicky van Foreest, Jacquelien M.A. Scherpen

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This paper describes a dynamic price mechanism to coordinate electricity generation from micro Combined Heat and Power (mu-CHP) systems in a network of households. The control is done on household level in a completely distributed manner. Distributed Model Predictive control is applied to the network of households with mu-CHP installed. Each house has a unique demand pattern based on realistic data. Information from a few neighbors are taken into account in the local optimal control problems. Desired behavior for the network model in the distributed MPC approach is showed by simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE (ACC)
Place of PublicationLOS ALAMITOS
PublisherIEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467321020
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1096-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada -
Duration: 27-Jun-201229-Jun-2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2012 American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada


  • Production
  • Predictive control
  • Power grids
  • Optimal control
  • Minimization
  • Electricity
  • Cogeneration

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